There’s something really awful about Israel telling Palestinians to flee. The Palestinians did that in 1948 and were ethnically cleansed from large parts of Palestine.

"If they are shooting at us, and don’t let our mothers and their children … have a full night’s sleep, what can we do?"

Israel President Shimon Peres

So, the obvious solution to not having a full night’s sleep is to bomb as many Palestinians as possible.  And Peres represents the peace side in Israel

This appeared in the leading paper in the United States.

This same paper will publish editorials against Islamophobia while never realizing its own articles fuel that Islamophobia.

Reports on Twitter are that Israel retains the right to attack again if Hamas fires more rockets.

So basically, it’s a lopsided cease fire favoring Israel, who will likely claim some violation. If one person in Gaza fires a rocket, Israel will claim it’s Hamas and attack again.

Still, hopefully this will bring some peace to Gaza.

Why is David Frum brought on every talk show to talk about Israel Palestine? As far as I can see, he has no real expertise in the area, outside of roundly demonizing Muslims and Arabs. Yet, he gets treated as a serious voice on the issue while Palestinians barely get on mainstream television.

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Rana Nashashibi, a psychologist with the Palestinian Counseling Center, told Ma’an that not knowing when, or how, you could die amid widespread carnage has a deliberate dis-empowering effect on Gazans, part of the psychological warfare used by Israel to weaken the population.

"It is always parallel to the conventional warfare of military power, using psychological warfare on people. The main aim is to make people feel helpless and debilitated, a way of saying: ‘We are powerful and we are doing this to you.’"

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The only democracy in the Middle East

Just awful. RIP.

Source

"The operation’s army code-name, incidentally, is “Protective Edge” in English, but the original Hebrew is more revealing: Tzuk Eitan, or “solid cliff.” That, the army seems to feel, is where Israel is headed."